Pin Trading is one of the very many highlights during a week at Cooperstown Dreams Park. On the day your team arrives at the Dreams Park, and throughout the week, there will be numerous opportunities for participants and their family members to meet players, coaches, umpires, and fans from around the country, and trade for and collect all of the other teams' pins. This off-the-field interaction is an integral part of the mission of the Dreams Park: to promote social interaction and cultural exchange among players, coaches, and family members.
We've found that players aren't the only visitors who get caught up in the excitement of pin-trading fever. Parents, coaches, siblings, and even umpires can often be found building their pin collections as they build lasting friendships. For many players, after their coveted American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame ring, their pin trading portfolio is the most treasured keepsake of their time at the Dreams Park.